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Southend United 3-0 Mansfield Town

Anthony Straker

Three players were sent off as Southend moved up to eighth in League Two with victory over Mansfield Town.

The hosts took the lead when Anthony Straker converted Kevan Hurst's cross.

Mansfield debutant James Alabi was sent off for a late tackle, before Southend's Conor Clifford saw red eight minutes later for a two-footed tackle.

Alan Marriott's own goal and Hurst's long-range shot sealed the win, while the Stags were reduced to nine men when Lee Beevers was shown a second yellow.

The victory moves the hosts level on points with the play-off places, while the Stags drop to 12th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend boss Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

"I've named the team on Wednesday and I've worked hard towards tactically being aware of what Mansfield could throw at us.

"Low and behold the [traffic delays on the] M25 has cost me two positions, and I had to make two forced changes.

"John White was going to play right-back and then at quarter to seven, I've told him he's playing centre-back and Ryan Leonard is playing right-back and he's been playing central midfield all week.

"But we kept the same system. The two guys that affected the game more than most in the first half were Kevan Hurst and Anthony Straker.

"Instead of it being a combative game, it was a technical game and we came out on top in that department."

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 3Coker
  • 16CliffordBooked at 40mins
  • 2White
  • 6ProsserSubstituted forKiernanat 78'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8Timlin
  • 10Corr
  • 14Hurst
  • 11StrakerSubstituted forLairdat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4Laird
  • 9Reid
  • 15Kiernan
  • 21Payne
  • 24Auger
  • 33Woodrow

Mansfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Marriott
  • 17BeeversBooked at 90mins
  • 30DanielSubstituted forMeikleat 62'minutes
  • 27Pilkington
  • 5McCombeBooked at 50mins
  • 2Sutton
  • 23McGuireBooked at 75mins
  • 26Blake
  • 18HutchinsonSubstituted forClucasat 45'minutes
  • 24AndrewSubstituted forRheadat 45'minutes
  • 28AlabiBooked at 32mins

Substitutes

  • 8Murtagh
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 16Jennings
  • 20Meikle
  • 36Palmer
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,824

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 3, Mansfield Town 0. Kevan Hurst (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  9. Post update

    Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Marc Laird replaces Anthony Straker.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Robert Kiernan replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Booking

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony Straker (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1475223121126
2Rochdale148242217526
3Fleetwood148152215725
4Chesterfield147432013725
5Exeter147341814424
6Burton147342017324
7Newport146532115623
8Southend157261814423
9Dag & Red146532118323
10Scunthorpe146531616023
11Morecambe146442120122
12Mansfield155641515021
13Wycombe136251916320
14Hartlepool145361716118
15Wimbledon145361518-318
16Portsmouth134542020017
17Cheltenham144461925-616
18York144371922-315
19Plymouth14437915-615
20Bury143471517-213
21Bristol Rovers142571118-711
22Torquay142571424-1011
23Northampton142481321-810
24Accrington142481121-1010
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